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GlossyBox Coupon – FREE Bonus Box with 3-Month Subscription!

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For a limited time, use coupon code SUMMER2017 to get a free bonus box when you sign up for a 3-month or longer subscription to Glossybox! (Regularly $21 a month).

Your first box will be the August GlossyBox. Check out my review of the August GlossyBox and all of our GlossyBox reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription!

Full Details: Offer valid through August 31st, 2017; 11:59 pm ET. Valid only on the purchase of a new 3-Month, 6-Month or 12-Month subscription (not valid on Monthly subscription plans); Cannot be applied to an existing subscription/order. One code per customer; cannot be combined with other codes/offers/promotions. Valid while supplies last.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

17 Comments

  1. The free box was the August 2016 box. The lipstick has orange undertones, and the De Bruyere lotion went bad and stinky within a month of me opening it. The Wella and gimmicky Too Faced product are just oil. The Invisibobble and Borghese products are terrific. Consider yourselves informed! 🙂

    • Lol, thank you for providing this valuable service. 🙂
      And yeah, the lipstick is totally not my shade…

    • Thank you – I knew I’d gotten that box before; I just couldn’t remember when. I didn’t like the lipstick color, and the Too Faced was just alright. It is sort of pointless when I use makeup removing wipes anyway, and I don’t remember thinking that they did a noticeable job helping my mascara clean off more easily. I think I still have everything else from this box, unopened/unused, except for the Invisibobbles, which I gave away to a friend with a ton of hair. I already had those in dark brown (to camouflage in my hair), and they’re OK, not the miracle ponytail holders people seem to think they are. They do leave a ridge in my hair, which is fine but wavy (and high density). I have Goody and Scunci ponytail holders from Target boxes that are way better, and you get a lot more for the price.

      Interesting that they still have enough of a year-old box to be able to give away presumably a large number of them. I hope now that they have new ownership (right? I think I read that), things will improve with them. If they start looking better, I’d be interested in resubscribing.

      • They got a new director of operations for North America around June 2016. That’s the only thing I heard resembling “new ownership.” Glossybox was already in decline at that point. The beauty sub box market is saturated, and since it’s not the novel concept it was in 2012, it’s harder for many boxes to find brands to partner with that aren’t either 1). brand new, relatively unheard of and looking to gain a foothold; 2). looking to unload dead or slow moving stock; 3). fly-by-night private label manufactured brands; or 4). the same brands that are fine, but already overexposed in sub boxes, because they’re willing to partner with all the boxes: manna kadar, supergoop, eyeko, ofra, etc.

        • Excellent points – thanks for the insight and for the clarification on the executive change-up! I have to agree; I had GB for a year, but I also had Birchbox and Sephora at various points in time. I eventually ditched them all but keep an eye out if there’s something that I might want to subscribe to. I think if and when I jump back in to beauty box subscriptions, it will be with BB5 or Beautyfix. GB would have to seriously up their game before I came back to them over those two.

        • What were the fly-by-night private label manufacturer brands?

          • To be fair, most cosmetics companies outsource at least some of their formulations from PL labs. It’s not a reflection on the quality of the formulas, as it’s a fairly common practice (and a way to ensure safety standards). To the best of my knowledge, BH Cosmetics, Coastal Scents, Crown Brush, City Color, So Susan, Jelly Pong Pong, ColourPop, Beauty Crop, Trifle Cosmetics, Bellapierre, MeMeMe rely in large part on private label manufacturers. This list is by no means exhaustive, and again, there’s nothing wrong with using PLM. I’m not judging PLM cosmetics as “bad,” it’s just they’re not particularly special and tend to have very inflated retail prices.

          • In my original comment I left out what are for me the most offensive GB brand partners – the interchangeable and utterly unremarkable mall kiosk brands like Orogold, Adore Innovations, Forever Flawless, Vino Vera, and Premier Dead Sea. Those brands are not only shamefully inflated, but are predatory and unethical in hiring and sales as well.

          • I see. This was very educational, thanks.

          • Super interesting! The only one of those brand that I got during my year+ with GB was Orogold, and I was beyond excited for it after hearing how great it was supposed to be. It was super disappointing. I thought it was going to be a good replacement for my holy grail Davines hand creme that they stopped making, but it was far from it. Crabtree & Evelyn, Ahava, and Skinfix (<—drug store brand!) have mostly filled that void. I feel bad for anyone who gets suckered into a mall pitch for Orogold, plus I've heard their employment and sales practices are questionable.

          • 😊 glad to help. I spent 5 years writing my dissertation on pseudoscience and chemophobia in the rhetoric of beauty products and cosmetics, and during that research I learned a TON about the manufacturing, labeling, branding, and marketing of beauty products. It’s fascinating, really. And now I’m 80K in student debt, but am an informed commentator on the blogs and forums 😜

          • Well, precisely, as long as we all have our priorities straight… 😉

        • FYI, from techcrunch regarding new ownership:

          8/14/17 “Glossybox, a BirchBox clone launched by the Samwer brothers back in 2011 to deliver willing consumers a monthly subscription of beauty products, has been acquired by UK online retailer and ecommerce platform operator, The Hut Group (THG). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.”

          What this means for the box & it’s customers is uncertain though.

    • I just received that De Bruyere lotion a month ago ( I did the 10 dollar thing with them). Thanks for the info! I used it a few times but just now threw it away. That is so gross they are using such old products. I loved them a couple of years ago but no longer trust their products. I really only trust Allure as far as beauty boxes go for beauty product quality and safety. IMO

  2. Awww, poor little Guilty Pug! I don’t think he’s guilty, just tired. Modeling for a lipstick package is hard work!

    • When I got that box, I almost gave the lipstick away to a friend who’s a makeup fiend and also loves pugs. However I wanted to try to color and was immediately sorry. I should’ve trusted my gut. But the pupper is cute!

      • try the* color

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